The easiest way to go to Disneyland from Paris is by RER. Line A takes you straight to the enterance of the parc (station Chessy - Marne-la-Vallée).
Further you can at all main metro and RER stations buy a combined ticket for transport and entrance. The ticket is called "Passeport Disneyland Resort Paris" and the price is EUR 39. You more or less get the transportation for free this way compared to the normal admission fee at the parc.
If you go there by RER without bying the combined ticket then remember to by the ticket for the return trip in advance. The queue at the station for bying tickets is normally quite long in the evening since many people are leaving the parc at the same time.
One of the ways to get to the Chateau of Versailles is to take the RER from Paris. I would highly recommed you get a Versailles pass here at the train station. For 25 Euro you get a return ticket for the train, entrance to the main Chateau, entrance to the private apartments, entrance to the Royal Gardens and a discounted fare for the tram ride for the gardens........the best part is that you skip all the lines to get in (since you already have your tickets). It was well worth the 25 euro's. Once you get to the chateau all you do is walk right in, no standing around, no wasting your time.....
Paris has one of the best train and metro networks. as far as I know the best and least expensive mode of transport out of CDG is by Train and the simplest route to Franklin D Roosevelt Hotel is the RER (A) it cost about 10 euro for the one way ticket to your destination I bought mine it July 2010 and went to a hotel in that area.. So from CDG take the RER (A) it's about 45 minutes ride get off on Station Charles de Gaule Etoile, your less than 2 miles from hotel. look for signs to metro # 1 direction Chateau de Vincennes the very next stop is Franklin D Roosevelt Station.
you can print your own map of the all the trains and metro in Paris below
I also heared but did not try it nor do I know how much it cost or where do you board them from there are buses every 20 minutes search The air Frnace buses direction Arc Du Triomph I can't imagine your hotel being more than 10 minute walk from there.
The flights from India on AF arrive early in the morning,it may take 45 minutes for a Non EU passport holder to clear the immigration as many flights arrive at that time. Do you need a visa to enter France? if you have american passport then you dont need a visa but still the lines may be long. allow about one hour of travel on RER including actual journey and back. Going back to the security line, they would be long as many flights leave for the USA from the same terminal most possibly 2 E at that time.. You should be back at the airport at least two hours to be on the safe side. So you have two hours in the city of Paris. the train RER goes to Gare du Nord and then on to Chatelet.. so if you get off at Chatelet there are a few things to see around there.
It is up to you if you want to put yourself through the trouble after a 8 to 9 hour flight from India.
Taxis are about 50 euros one way and if there is traffic, the fare goes up. and when you arrive is the peak hour going into paris by the time you get out of the airport. I have reached the city in 20 minutes by taxi and the last time it took more than 60 minutes. RER is a safer bet. but coming back you could think Taxi.
you will have your boarding passes already with you so you can go straight to the immigration (usually long lines) and then on to security (usually long lines in 2 E unless of course you are Flying Blue Gold or flying Business class then there are separate lines for immigration and security)
AF has excellent lounges ( voted some of the best in the world) at CDG. you may check whether you are eligible to enter them .
We purchased the Visitor Paris pass for zones 1-6 for three days starting Tuesday, and purchased it at around 4 PM. We incorrectly assumed it was three 24-hour period, from the time we first stamp the ticket. However it is three calendar days, so we only had really 2 and half days to use it. To our displeasure, at 7 AM on Friday the ticket was not valid.
Since we could not get onto the trains, we then purchased an one way ticket at the ticket booth, which was about 4 euros - too good to be true. DON"T BUY THIS! This ticket was deceptive since it allowed you to enter the RER gate to the airport. To be safe, buy the all day Visitor Paris pass for a day or go to a person-manned booth to be sure. The ticket allowed us to enter the RER train all the way to the airport, but when we arrived there, we could not get through the gates, and there were no ticket booths before the gate (like in the States if you didn't have enough money to exit). We were horrified to find out that our only option was to ride the train back to zone 1 (middle of Paris) so we could exit without a ticket and buy a new ticket. However an airport employee came by and yelled at us but let us through. Whew.
yeah RER is definitly the most relyable way to join the airport. You'll arrive inside the airport, which is quite practicle except that CDG is made of 4 (or more) different parts and you really have to plan to have time enough to get exactly in the part where the AA fly depart. Signs are ok, just read them carefully and follow them. But don't forget you may have to walk something like a good 10 mn underground the airport to be at the right place for your plane. ha ve a nice trip !
Ditto as above. a paris metro ticket will take you there.
gare du nord, you come off the train and can go to the RER not metro M station and there take the RER to Chatelet which is just one station.
At Chatelet it is a confusing station but well posted, dont throw away your ticket when you get on RER as you need it to get out and also to get into Metro. no 14 M and Cout St Emilion is two station from the terminus of the M 14.
Paris train stations and M stations are not luggage friendly, so if you have lots of luggage more than one pull on luggage, it might be a good idea to take a taxi, which would cost you in the environs of E20, and the taxi stand is just outside as you come out of Euro Star. The journey on RER and M is quick enough..
You also can check this site http://www.ratp.fr/ (under "itinéraires")
It will give you all indications you need, from your nearest metro station to Versailles.
If you don't want to take a train (a bit faster but more expansive), you can catch the "RER C", for instance at the "Mussée d'Orsay" station (Versailles Gauche is then the last stop) It takes about half en hour.
You'll have to get out at the station "Versaille Rive Gauche", it's about ten minutes walk from the castle.
And I wouldn't miss a visit in if you have time in Paris, particularly now that the famous "Galerie des Glaces" has been renovated. The park is also wonderful when the sun shines.
But it's true that it's always crowded and also a bit expansive.
If you have a return ticket on the RER, be careful to keep your tickets separate from each other. On the face of it, the tickets are identical and you must feed a ticket through the barrier to enter the station, and feed it through again to leave the station. When leaving, it's important that you leave with the same ticket you entered with. I got stung when I'd exited with a different ticket than I'd entered with, rendering all my tickets useless for the return journey. I had to explain the situation in my broken French to the non-English speaking ticket clerk. After I'd explained myself she suddenly developed the immediate ability to tell me off at length in English, before sternly issuing me with a replacement ticket. You have been warned!
Don't bother with the ticket machines at RER stations. They are desperately confusing and only appear to show a very limited number of stations at first glance, and you really have to know what you are doing to get them to do what you want them to. It's much better to wait in the queue and deal with a real person, who was happy to help me even with my broken French.
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